Last Updated: 2010-01-14

Retirement eligibility for members of the Defined Benefit Plan is based on age and/or years of service. In addition, you must be in active pay status at the time you apply for retirement.

These provisions are summarized below.


Service and Early Service Age Years of Service
Early Retirement (reduced benefits) 50 5
Early Retirement (unreduced benefits) N/A 25
Service Retirement (unreduced benefits) 60 May be less than 5

Ordinary Disability (Non Job-Related)

Any member who has five or more years of creditable service may apply for ordinary disability retirement. Two of the Richmond Retirement System (RRS)'s medical examiners must certify that the member is totally and permanently incapacitated from performing any duties for the city of Richmond. After the medical examiners' certification, all applications must be approved by the Board of Trustees.

Compensable Disability (Job-Related)

Any member who is injured in the performance of their job may become eligible for a compensable disability retirement regardless of years of service when the requirements stated below are met and their application is approved by the Board of Trustees:

Disability Requirements

  • Richmond Retirement System medical examiners must certify that you are completely and permanently incapacitated from performing any duties with the city of Richmond.
  • Your disability is compensable under the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act.
  • If you are employed as firefighter and your disability is the result of respiratory disease, hypertension or heart disease
  • If you are employed as a police officer and your disability is the result of hypertension or heart disease

NOTE: It is a policy of the RRS that the effective retirement date will be the first day of the month with the exception of disability retirement.

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Contact Information:

Richmond Retirement System
City of Richmond
730 E. Broad Street, Suite 900
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
Retirement
Phone: (804)646-5958
Fax: (804)646-5299

Toll-Free (Outside Central Virginia): (888)288-2781
Office Hours: By Appointment Only
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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